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May 10, 2021 - 9:01:15 AM
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Emiel

Austria

9918 posts since 1/22/2003

Can't remember…

May 11, 2021 - 11:57:44 AM

bigleaf

USA

92 posts since 5/5/2019

quote:
Originally posted by The Old Timer
"Beer, beer, beer for you and for I -- bring on the whiskey bring on the rye -- send somebody out for gin -- don't let a sober person in...we never stagger we never fall -- we sober up on wood alcohol -- while our loyal friends go marching onward to victory."
 
I always thought that this little ditty was specific to my high school in Nashville. Except for "Cheers, cheers for old Father Ryan" at the beginning, and "we're drunk in the study hall" at the end, it's the same song. 
I can still feel the drunk headaches from so long ago. 
 
May 11, 2021 - 12:24:12 PM

14100 posts since 10/30/2008

Tracked it down via Google and YouTube. It's the NOTRE DAME fight song!

May 11, 2021 - 3:47:49 PM
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4099 posts since 11/29/2005

quote:
Originally posted by The Old Timer

I believe the correct name is the Purdue Fight Song (?? Harvard??). But my neighbors sang it as "Beer, beer, beer for you and for I -- bring on the whiskey bring on the rye -- send somebody out for gin -- don't let a sober person in...we never stagger we never fall -- we sober up on wood alcohol -- while our loyal friends go marching onward to victory."

I was a 9 or 10 year old guitar pickin' boy, and a neighbor lady had one of those Framus type 5 string banjos and could sorta pick it out, and she taught it to me. This was in the mid 1960s.

When I got my own banjo of course I was stuck on the Foggy Mountain Banjo LP, as I should have been!!


With a few variations, that was my High School Fight song:

"Beer, beer, for Avenal Hi, Bring on the whiskey, bring on the Rye,

Send the Freshmen out for Gin, Don't let a sober senior in.

We never stagger, we never fall, We sober up on Wood Alcohol,

While our loyal faculty lie drunk on the bar-room floor."

Thanks for taking me back 60 years or so.

Actually, though, my first banjo tune was "Skip to My Lou," per my brother, via Pete.

Edited by - banjo_brad on 05/11/2021 15:50:45

May 11, 2021 - 7:25:49 PM

Paul R

Canada

14751 posts since 1/28/2010

I used "Seeger style" (from the red book) to accompany songs. Then I took two lessons from Kathy Murphy at the Toronto Folklore Centre around '77. So, my first "legitimate" tune was Cripple Creek, with drop thumb and slides.

May 13, 2021 - 12:55:02 PM

9 posts since 4/3/2020

Fireball Mail. It has more forward rolls than Cripple Creek.

May 15, 2021 - 12:48:39 PM

74745 posts since 5/9/2007

Oh,Them Golden Slippers.

May 15, 2021 - 1:04:54 PM

1181 posts since 12/2/2013

Great story, Warp, a very beautiful memory - I envy you that. My first tune? - Cripple Creek (what else?) followed closely by Beverly Hillbillies theme and F&S tune Hot Corn Cold Corn.

May 16, 2021 - 9:35:15 PM

kg4muc

USA

21 posts since 3/11/2006

Ruben for me straight from the Beverly Hillbillies show where Lester and Earl were having some candid publicity photos taken

May 17, 2021 - 12:23:18 PM

Mivo

Germany

85 posts since 9/13/2017

A simplified 2-finger version of Waterbound without any embellishments. That was the first tune I could play from start to end. It wasn't very long ago, either!

May 18, 2021 - 5:35:44 PM
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Tonka

USA

1 posts since 12/26/2020

Pretty Polly. Two finger thumb lead.

May 19, 2021 - 11:06:05 AM

3 posts since 2/3/2021

Buffalo Gals

May 22, 2021 - 3:37:27 PM

6818 posts since 9/5/2006

cripple creek,,whoa mule,,my home across the blueridge mountains,,then i found the foggy mountain banjo album and really went to work.

May 25, 2021 - 8:22:41 AM

heavy5

USA

1776 posts since 11/3/2016

The MTA

Jun 5, 2021 - 5:40:52 PM

279 posts since 5/22/2021

Mine was Wildwood Flower, seeger style. Learned off YT vid, when I was beginning. Its a good song for the novice.

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